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The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I found the internet to be annoying as it required me me to log on every few minutes making it difficult for me to receive my calls.

Had to stay for a day at airport,promt shuttle service and very capable and friendly staff.Renovations was being done to hotel but all and all a safe stay.

I needed help charging my phone and they helped me. I needed to get food past dinner time and they helped me. Its the little things that count. Great staff with great personalities.

Nice hotel conveniently located. Easy to find free shuttle to hotel at bus terminal behind the Intercontinental. Driver even took me to nearby Mcdonald's. Great buffet breakfast every morning. Wish I'd been able to check in earlier and check out later though. Decent stay for the price.

Very prompt and pleasant pickup from airport and short drive. Check in was complicated and long. Room was cold, noisy and bathroom had lots of mildew.

This place was great-clean, comfortable, free breakfast, free shuttle to the airport or train station, good food, ...... We stayed here 3 different times because we used Johannesburg as a hub. I highly recommend it. They even have a lock room for your luggage

This hotel is perfect for the night you arrive or the night or two before you leave. It is 5 minutes to the airport, has a 24 hour free shuttle to the airport, is completely fenced in (as the area near the airport isnt the best), has a great pool, nice bar, good restaurant, friendly staff and clean rooms. They even have a few tour operators who have flyers in their lobby and the receptionist is happy to book a tour for you (which we took advantage of and did a great day tour to Lesedi cultural village with Swangstours).

This was a great hotel to visit. Loved the pinup look and all the aircraft features. Great breakfast buffet. Decor was really nice and the room was comfortable. The area in Johannesburg was a little on the worrying side but I have a feeling that most of Johannesburg is like this and the hotel was really good about security and protection. We would visit again.

First off, this hotel looks and is designed like a prison compound from the moment you reach the GUARDED gate. It's in a very sketchy neighborhood near JNB airport. Now that that's out of the way, our stay was actually great. the staff are very friendly, the decor is pretty cool once you get past the prison-esque building style, and the room was perfectly adequate for our one night stay. the breakfast was good as well.

Nice hotel for quick stopover between Joburg and Cape Town. Safe, clean, close to airport.

Can't beat the free shuttle and breakfast! The food was good and staff were helpful

The hotel meet my expectations, good price, location is convince.

Very close to the airport and with a free shuttle service to and from the airport, you can't go wrong. The free breakfast was delicious.

Hotel was good for the value. Room was clean just some of the amenities didn't work. The kettle didn't work called for a replacement was promised but never came. The food was cooked well for dinner.

The hotel was all right. It was clean. They offered breakfast the following morning. I arrived late evening near 10PM. Just needed a nap until my flight the next morning at 9AM. It was close to the airport. My only complaint was that it took more than 1 hour for the hotel shuttle to pick me up. Other than that it was pretty fair. No significant complaints.

A few of us needed a place to stay close to the airport and the Aviator hotel was just the place to go given that it is only 8 minutes from the airport. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. The rooms were clean and the stay was overall pleasant given the prices.

very nice staff dinner at restaurant: great Greek salad, so-so lamb chops, good potato wedges Breakfast: good selection, tasty, only scrambled eggs

I recently stayed at the Aviatir during a layover in Johannesburg. I was surprised by the location to the airport. It was a great value formthemoney. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I

The Aviator is a great little hotel very close to JNB airport. There is a free shuttle which picks up outside ground transportation (where other hotel shuttles also operate). The Aviator staff members are helpful and friendly. The room was clean and simple. There is a pool and sunbathing area (although I didn't have time to use either). There is bar with a reasonable selection. I ate dinner at the Aviator restaurant and ordered a steak which I found quite good. The complimentary breakfast buffet was great, with a selection from healthy to hardy. The next time I spend a day or two at JNB, I will stay at the Aviator.

The aviation theme was carried through out the place. The room had a nice setup but the shower had multiple tiles missing. There aren't many channels on the TV but we weren't there to watch TV anyway. Getting the shuttle ended up being an exercise in patience since we couldn't seem to get ahold of the hotel for some reason. Other than those minor things the room was clean, staff friendly, and the food in the restaurant was decent. I'd say it was worth the money for what we got.

Corner of Bosch Street and Kempton Road Kempton Park Gauteng

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Festival Mall and Kempton Park Golf Club. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 120 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. International Terminal Duty Free Mall is also 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the hotel, which is near the airport.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at The Buzz, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Rooms

All 120 soundproofed rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.


Property features

At The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include 6 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Executive Single Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Executive Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport

Everyone (7) Couples (6) Business (5) Family (3) Friends (4) Other (6)
4
Everyone

I found the internet to be annoying as it required me me to log on every few minutes making it difficult for me to receive my calls.

By on Sep 29, 2017

3

comfortable close to or tambo international hospit

Everyone

Had to stay for a day at airport,promt shuttle service and very capable and friendly staff.Renovations was being done to hotel but all and all a safe stay.

By , from Frankfurt on Aug 19, 2017

5

close to hotel and top notch staff

Everyone

I needed help charging my phone and they helped me. I needed to get food past dinner time and they helped me. Its the little things that count. Great staff with great personalities.

By , from Philadelphia on Jun 29, 2017

4

nice for the price.

Everyone

Nice hotel conveniently located. Easy to find free shuttle to hotel at bus terminal behind the Intercontinental. Driver even took me to nearby Mcdonald's. Great buffet breakfast every morning. Wish I'd been able to check in earlier and check out later though. Decent stay for the price.

By , from jordan on Jun 30, 2016

2

convienant to airport but only adequate

Everyone

Very prompt and pleasant pickup from airport and short drive. Check in was complicated and long. Room was cold, noisy and bathroom had lots of mildew.

By , from seattle on May 26, 2016

5

great place bear the airport

Everyone

This place was great-clean, comfortable, free breakfast, free shuttle to the airport or train station, good food, ...... We stayed here 3 different times because we used Johannesburg as a hub. I highly recommend it. They even have a lock room for your luggage

By , from TX on Apr 28, 2016

5

greta hotel right near the airport

Everyone

This hotel is perfect for the night you arrive or the night or two before you leave. It is 5 minutes to the airport, has a 24 hour free shuttle to the airport, is completely fenced in (as the area near the airport isnt the best), has a great pool, nice bar, good restaurant, friendly staff and clean rooms. They even have a few tour operators who have flyers in their lobby and the receptionist is happy to book a tour for you (which we took advantage of and did a great day tour to Lesedi cultural village with Swangstours).

By , from FL on Mar 24, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2016

Dear Donna We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Aviator. It was a pleasure to host you. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

5

group trip

Couples

This was a great hotel to visit. Loved the pinup look and all the aircraft features. Great breakfast buffet. Decor was really nice and the room was comfortable. The area in Johannesburg was a little on the worrying side but I have a feeling that most of Johannesburg is like this and the hotel was really good about security and protection. We would visit again.

By on Nov 5, 2015

4

weird hotel, but good stay overall

Couples

First off, this hotel looks and is designed like a prison compound from the moment you reach the GUARDED gate. It's in a very sketchy neighborhood near JNB airport. Now that that's out of the way, our stay was actually great. the staff are very friendly, the decor is pretty cool once you get past the prison-esque building style, and the room was perfectly adequate for our one night stay. the breakfast was good as well.

By on Oct 12, 2015

4

gruoup trip

GetawayWithFriends

Nice hotel for quick stopover between Joburg and Cape Town. Safe, clean, close to airport.

By on Sep 10, 2015